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Police: Man arrested after threatening them with cleaver

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Police arrest a Saratoga Springs man after he allegedly threatened them with a large cleaver.

Saratoga Springs Police, while investigating a complaint at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, arrived at the home of 24-year-old Alex Mintzer of 10 Madison Street.

Police say when they arrived at Mintzer's home, Mintzer was uncooperative and threatened police with a large cleaver, screaming for them to leave the house.

Mintzer dropped the cleaver and was tased by police.

He has been charged with assault, menacing, as well as criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

Mintzer was arraigned on Sunday and remanded to County Jail.
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